Thursday, September 05, 2013

A Fairy Tale of the Holiday Kind

Once upon a time there was a stupid Princess who suggested her Prince host a boys night at the castle. The Prince took her up on the offer and started to plan the boys night to end all boys nights that involved tequila shots and huge hunks of barbecued meat (and questionable music too) The Princess started looking for somewhere to spend the night because she didn't want to end up like Cinderella, cooking and playing bar maid and cleaning up the inevitable mess made by 15 middle aged men acting like 18 year old boys. 

So the princess decided to escape to a kingdom far far away where nobody knew she was a Princess, but where she could still feel the royal vibe and so she hopped on a magic flying dragon and headed for Queensland. Because they have actual sun up there and she hadn't seen the sun for about 5 months. Oh and because Little Miss Sunshine lives there too.

And at the other end she found the magical kingdom of Max Brenner which is a lot like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory for grown ups. 




If the Princess lived in Queensland permanently she would be the size of a castle. 


There were lovely vistas in this new and strange kingdom where nobody appears to wear long sleeves and the sun shines almost constantly.


The Princess went on a ferry for the very first time and thinks this would be a very cool way to travel to work every day. 


There was lots of eating. Breakfast really is the most important delicious meal of the day. 



A little bit of cocktail sipping ...


The Princess raided Little Miss Sunshine's scrap stash. Has anyone else ever noticed other people's scrap stashes are so much more interesting than our own? In the end every time the Princess picked up another piece of fabric Little Miss Sunshine was giving her the chippy slap.


The Princess wonders why she toted three different projects two thousand kilometres when she only managed this tiny effort for the whole time she was there. 


The Princess tried to crochet once and it was an utter disaster. That doesn't stop The Princess from pinning all things crochet-y on her Pinterest account and Little Miss Stalker Sunshine had seen this pinned and decided to crochet it up as a surprise. The Princess was thrilled because it's just so pretty, and everyone knows the best gifts are the ones made for you by friends. 


There was some retail therapy. Ok quite a bit of retail therapy.  Some of the retail therapy is already in the wash ...the urge to shop in another state is magical -you just can't resist. 




And Little Miss Sunshine made the Princess eat salad three times in four days ...so now the Princess can cross healthy eating off her list for the remainder of 2013.


All too soon it was time to come home to the royal kingdom where The Queen had popped over and tidied up the castle before the Princess arrived home. The Princess suspects the Prince may still have been a wee bit hung over though.





32 comments:

Karen said...

So awesome that you easily arranged your getaway so that Mr P thought you were focused completely on him...you are wise and I must learn from you these tricks. I want a crochet bag just like yours because it is perfect! I too think others scraps are far greater than mine, in fact I could ship out my scraps for others at any time :-)

Katy Cameron said...

That looks like the best castle getaway ever!

Deb said...

Thank goodness for The Queen! What a very kind Princess you are, obviously one with very good ulterior motives, to leave your castle so the Prince can have some bonding time with his fellow men.

Mistea said...

Perfect escape plan and destination of course.
Gorgeous bag little miss sunshine hooked for you.
Enjoy your sunny new wardrobe.

Helsie said...

What a lovely catchup. Glad we turned on some great weather for you.

P. said...

What a fantabulous sounding getaway! Beating a retreat from the Prince to have your own was a brilliant idea.

Terri said...

Sounds like a fun trip... we met with SIL and BIL for lunch today and the did some fabric shopping at Hobby Lobby! Now I've gotta make a robe for the hubs.
Hugs

pwl said...

Wow - sounds like a wonderful trip. Is there a face on that breakfast plate?

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

All of that food in that kingdom looks beautiful. So the house was apparently still there when you got home? That's the different between 18 and middle-aged, I guess.

Amanda said...

Well that looked like fun, too bad the sun came out while you were away and you missed it. I always like my stash the best, my friend are into way different fabrics than me. Your applique looks good too.

Elizabeth said...

I love a good fairy tale and this one had adventure and magic in all the right places and a happy ending!

Also, I loved seeing the photos of the royal treasures and a faraway kingdom that I hope to visit someday!

xo -E

Sooli said...

Looks like it was totally worth it having a boys night at home when you got to go and be super-princess-y in another state! Might I say if eating salad looked like that every day I'd be doing it too, it looks so tasty. (with a chocolate chaser of course for a balanced diet).

Lizbeth McGow said...

Wow...amazing!!! Hurray for the Princess...this is one cool post...and the chocolate...next time take one of your humble village peasants ok? (aka Me)!
hugs your Majesty,
Lizy

Marg said...

Geez I didn't know you took that much. No wonder your suitcase was bulging.
My arteries are still recovering.
I'm glad you took photos because I appear to have forgotten how to use a camera. Why oh why didn't we take any photos of us????
Feel free to let the Prince have more parties, so you can come visit again and again.

Jennifer said...

Visiting the far-away kingdom of Queensland is definitely better than staying to be bar maid and washer-upper for a collection of blokes! And everyone knows that things bought in another state don't count towards one's clothing budget, yes?

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Bliss! Marvellous plan - and the food looks delicious.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love living in the castle city of your fairy tale. Loved your whole post... lots of giggling here. I can totally understand why the Princess skipped town. Lol.

Marie said...

freeking awesome -- eat, shop, raid, eat, drink, think about sewing, good friends, good company!

AnnieO said...

You're a VERY smart Princess to leave the entire state while the drinking, flesh eating and testosterone overload was happening. You and Marg are two Princesses in a pod. Glad it was another journey to Queensland to remember !

tangosgirl said...

All Hail the Princess! Your posts are too funny! Thanks for the great fairy tale! Great way to spend time in the doctors office.

Canadian Abroad said...

Not jealous, not jealous at all!!! ;-P

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a wonderful story. All that lovely food, yummm and cocktails. I'm glad the fabulous clothes you bought didn't turn into pumpkins when you arrived home. The ferry ride looks fun but I have to ask- Did you see the V&A quilt exhibition???

Leanne said...

Queensland is magical at this time of year. Great to leave our grey skies for their love blue ones. Looks like you had the best time.

Brenda said...

You are soooo funny, I just love reading your blog and I do agree, other people's scraps ARE more interesting!

disney pyjamas said...

Delighted that I found your site, fantastic info. I will bookmark and try to visit more frequently.

thea said...

You are so clever to have Mr. P have a party so that you can get away .. I don't that it would work at my house but it's probably worth a try.

Sounds like you and Miss Sunshine had a wonderful visit -- and from what I could tell there were no police involved, which is always a good thing.

Larri said...

What a lovely fairy tale turned reality. Sounds as though you had the best time ever. Love the new clothes. Even a little sewing is better than no sewing. :)

Cindy said...

I WANT TO COME PLAY WITH YOU GUYS!!! :)

Kate said...

So glad that you got a chance to get away for a few days. Looks like you had a marvelous time.

Kirsten's Cooking said...

Sounds and looks like a win-win situation!!

You and Marg have the most fun (and delicious) get togethers!!!!

What a beautiful city!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is why I've taken a hiatus from blog reading. I knew it wasn't because technology was a PITA but because I am constantly reminded of the Fairy Tale life you Princess' lead and what drudgery exists in mine. LOL

On a serious note, I am happy you had such a fabulous weekend.

renaissanceSandi said...

Love the story, and love the pictures! I would imagine you and I could be good friends! My husband and I always eat our way through a vacation, and I NEVER leave a trip without lots of new clothes and quilting fabric!